A Grammy Winner’s Dream of Protecting Animals: Diane Warren and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Posted on November 30, 2020 at 8:00 am

Diane Warren has won Grammy, Golden Globe, and Emmy awards. She has received eleven Oscar nominations and three consecutive Songwriter of the Year Billboard awards, and is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her songs have been sung by Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga.

Equal to her passion for music is her passion for animals. And both come together in her beautiful new song from “The One and Only Ivan,” which she has donated for Giving Tuesday to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. In addition, Ms. Warren is matching funds raised during the Giving Tuesday campaign, up to a total of $20,000.

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, falling this year on December 1.

“Free” was performed by Charlie Puth for Disney’s 2020 film, “The One and Only Ivan.”

“We are thrilled to work with Diane Warren to help spread awareness about the plight facing gorillas,” says Stoinski. “There are just over 1,000 mountain gorillas left, and we are working to bring them and their close cousins, the critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas, back from the brink of extinction.”

“The Fossey Fund is doing amazing work to protect these important species,” says Warren. “Mountain gorillas are one of the world’s few conservation success stories, and I am honored to be part of the Fossey Fund’s work to protect the gorillas and their habitat and to help the people who share their forest home.”

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The Actor’s Fund Sings “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray

Posted on June 25, 2020 at 9:25 am

As Irving Berlin said, there’s no people like show people and one of the bright spots of the pandemic era has been the contributions of performers from Broadway. I absolutely love this joyous version of “Hairspray’s” “You Can’t Stop the Beat.”

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Tonight on PBS: The National Memorial Day Concert

Posted on May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

There won’t be crowds on Capitol Hill, but the concert will go on this year, with Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise hosting a special presentation of PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert: America’s Night of Remembrance.

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